Associations to the word «Determinant»

Wiktionary

DETERMINANT, noun. A determining factor; an element that determines the nature of something
DETERMINANT, noun. (linear algebra) The unique scalar function over square matrices which is distributive over matrix multiplication, multilinear in the rows and columns, and takes the value of 1 for the unit matrix. Abbreviation: det
DETERMINANT, noun. (biology) A substance that causes a cell to adopt a particular fate.
DETERMINANT, adjective. Serving to determine or limit; determinative.

Dictionary definition

DETERMINANT, noun. A determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life".
DETERMINANT, noun. The site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself.
DETERMINANT, noun. A square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations.
DETERMINANT, adjective. Having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King